PSU - Smith Student Union Building, Room 329
7:00 - 10:00 PM
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With Trump's election and the attacks against Muslims, immigrants, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock and refugees are sure to rise. We know that together in solidarity our struggles are better and the week following Trump's election shows that many are disgusted by this turn in American politics and are ready to resist. This panel will bring various speakers involved in these struggles to discuss the threat Trump poses and how we can build a united fight back against Trump and for liberation.
Hanna Estephan Eid is a students at Portland State University, a member of Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER), active in the PSU Inauguration Day Action Committee, and a member of the International Socialist Organization. He will be introducing the event and our panelists.
Gregory Robert McKelvey is a law student and leader with Don't Shoot Portland and Portland Resistance who was recently arrested by Portland Police while participating in an anti-Trump protest.
Kunu Dittmer is a multimedia artist and storyteller. Kunu is Northern Cheyenne and an enrolled Ho-Chunk nation tribal member. He was recently at Standing Rock and participated in the #NoDapl resistance. To see some of his visual expression please visit this site vimeo.com/129983905
Romeo Sosa is an indigenous Mayan organizer born in Guatemala and the executive director of the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition - PIRC. He has worked as a rural researcher and indigenous rights organizer, developing Popular Education materials in Guatemala’s rural communities. He also worked as an advocate for displaced survivors of war at la Organizacion de Servicios de Solidaridad in Mexico. Romeo will speak on the attacks facing immigrants today.
Fatmah Worfeley is an 18 years old Palestinian and Libyan student at Portland state. Currently working at Momentum Alliance, she is a member of Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights and ASPSU and has been involved with BLM PDX and Dont Shoot PDX protests. Fatmah will be speak about the attacks on refugees and immigrants.
Jose A. Padin is a Professor of Sociology at Portland State University. He is president of the PSU American Association of University Professors-AAUP. Professor Padin will be speaking on the attacks on labor and the economic policies of Trump.
Maxine Fookson from Jewish Voice for Peace will be reading a statement about the anti-semitic politics which have forcefully resurfaced during this election and are a central feature of the racist so called "alt-right" movement and the appointment of Bannon, an open anti-semite, as chief strategist in the white house as well as the Zionist right's celebration of Trump's election.
Eva María is a Venezuelan-born socialist, an adjunct professor of Spanish at PSU and a political activist of the International Socialist Organization. She has been involved in building movements as well as the left ever since she became a student at PSU in 2011. She will be talking about the need for solidarity, unity, and resistance in the face of the attacks by Trump and an emboldened far-right as well as the need for building a left-wing political alternative not just to Trump, but to the mainstream politicians whose policies laid the basis for Trump’s rise.